Happy Monday, y'all. How was the weekend?
Fall has officially arrived. Every year, DS's birthday seems to be the turning point between hot weather and fall weather, and this year was no exception. It rained on and off Friday, courtesy of Hurricane Matthew. It rained all day Saturday, and got pretty gusty at times. Yesterday was cooler, but gorgeous.
By some miracle, we managed to get everyone into the car relatively early for apple picking. It was a two hour drive, but the last half was foothills, so it was pretty. We got to the orchard and it was windy and cold on top of the mountain, but once we got down into the orchard it was more sheltered, and it warmed up quickly. (Especially pulling 80+ pounds of kids and eventually 28 lbs of apples in the wagon.) The kids had a great time. DH and I actually had a great time, as opposed to the last few outings which were fun for the kids but ended up being a ton of work for us (i.e. every outing in Chicago). DH was also in a great mood because we managed to squeeze in a quickie in his closet before we left.
The kids were sweet to each other. We got awesome cider. Tried a great spot for lunch, hit the Mast General Store for snacks, and went home happy. Swung by the pasta shop on the way back, and DH picked up dinner stuff. While he made dinner, I got an apple crisp in the oven for dessert. These are, without hyperbole, the best apples we've ever picked. They just ooze juice when you bite into them.
DH and I were chatting on the way up, and he has decided to vote for Hillary. !!! It's a good thing he was driving, or I might have run us off the road in shock. He's never been a Trump fan, and the whole "grab them by the pussy" was his personal straw that broke the camel's back. (And a lot of other people's, from the sound of it.) He has decided that he just doesn't think Gary Johnson is competent enough to earn his vote, he thinks Trump is "a colossal asshole," so he's stuck with Hillary. I never thought I'd see the day, and it's a good thing MIL was cremated so she can't turn over in her grave. Just the same, early voting opens here in a week and a half, and I'm going to try to get him in early with me, before he changes his mind.